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10. Is it still necessary for laws to promote and protect some form of unionism? If so, outline the needed reforms to U.S. labor law. I think it is necessary to promote and protect some forms of unionism. I think the laws are still needed because as much as I would want to believe that HR managers would prevent the abuse of employees, I don’t think it will happen with every single company. There will always be a conflict of interest between the employees and the employer. Unionism helps to balance the conflict of interest between the two. If one of the two parties were to have more bargaining power, either the employees could be working more hours for less wages, or the company’s goals could be affected by the employees having too much bargaining power. One of the needed reforms is that there should be legal support for nonmajority unions. Another is the “additional employee rights such as employee free speech, unjust dismissal procedures, and the right to work-place information.”[Bud138]. There should also be a strict timeline in
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